Olive & Rye Cats • Laura Kicey Human
Laura S. Kicey is an artist, photographer, and crazy cat lady based near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Kicey is a 1999 graduate of Kutztown University, where she studied graphic design and photography. Since 2004, her art has been shown in numerous galleries and museums across the U.S., and has been licensed by such clients as Urban Outfitters, Wall Street Journal, Architectural Digest, Philadelphia Magazine, and Pantone. Her photographs and digital composites can be found in several private collections and have been prominently featured in print publications internationally.
Olive & Rye are two girl cats rescued by Philly PAWS in 2014 and adopted by Laura and her boyfriend in August of the same year. Olive is a loopy calico who is about 5 years old. Rye is about 4 years old and brimming with copious tortietude. They love each other almost as much as they love wrestling together in the bathtub and stealing dairy products.
In 2017, Kicey created Kittydelphia, a Philadelphia-based event to help raise funding for PAWS and bring together cat-loving locals, while also supporting local small businesses with a feline focus. With adoptable cats from PAWS on site, internet celebrity cat guests, cat-stuff making merchants, cat art, and a killer raffle - it was a great success, raising almost $6,000 for PAWS and lead to the adoption of 16 cats. Kicey also met a tortie kitten (with a beige nose dot) there she would go on to adopt and name Fig.